Literally. Nicholas is doing great. We are stretching out time between doses of pain medicine. I only feel a little zombie like from the sleep disturbance. Siblings are loving having Nick home and loving playing with his balloons from our sweet fibular hemimelia friend Zoey and her family! Seriously balloons are joyful things! The siblings also received some gifts while Nick was away which they were so excited about and I was so grateful that they were thought of. Little things like that help them feel special too which is important. Last night we showed the kids Nick’s bandages so that they could understand better whats going on. Chris was feeling really sad and jealous that Nicholas got a new video game and was laying around playing while he had to get ready for bed. I think showing him helped. I would show all of you but some are on Nick’s backside. Gotta keep some business private.
I am a little worried about how physical therapy will go on Monday. Maintaining range of motion through lengthening is vital but Nick also had an eight plate inserted and eight plate surgeries usually meant weeks of Nick not wanting to bend his knee. We’ll see what they say Monday. He’s also complaining that his brace is uncomfortable. Not much to be done about that. So far Nick is still swollen around his knee and elsewhere. His right thigh (fibular hemimelia side is similar size to his left which is not the norm). When the swelling around his knee goes down I think it will be easier to bend.
Well Chris is crying about lunch. This will be an easy fix so I better hop to it. Thanks for the continued thoughts and prayers. Nick LOVES comments on his video so if you can please comment on that post.